Donny van de Beek is open to positional change at Man United

Ross Houston
October 17, 2020

Manchester United have triggered a one-year option on Paul Pogba's contract, extending the France midfielder's deal until June 2022, British media reported on Friday.

The move comes in the wake of an interview with RMC Sport last week in which Pogba said it would be a "dream" to play for Real Madrid one day.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepts his job is on the line after a poor start to the season.

"Paul's our player, he's going to be here for another two years and I'm sure he is focused on doing his best for us and we want to see the best of Paul", Solskjaer told reporters.

The 27-year-old France World Cup victor would have been out of contract at the end of this season.

"It's true the manager made a decision to take me off in the Spurs match, but he told me it was because the game was over and we'd have a lot more to go for". "In the next couple of years, I'm sure we'll get the best out of him".

The 6-1 mauling at home to Tottenham was their biggest defeat for nine years, while talk of players losing faith in Solskjaer and skipper Harry Maguire's alarming loss of form have added to the sense of crisis at United.

There has been plenty of criticism around the performances, individual players and also Solskjaer, with reports suggesting Mauricio Pochettino is already being sounded out as a replacement should things continue to go wrong at Old Trafford. Then you get the headlines when you get a sending off, that's football.

"We can't listen to everyone outside, we've just got to get on with it".

United's defeat by Spurs left them in 16th place with three points from as many matches and Solskjaer said his players were ready to turn their fortunes around.

The Daily Mail has revealed that Manchester United and four others from the Premier League are in the race to sign the £40m-rated David Brooks.

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